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Dragon Ball Games Offer Much Fun to Kids

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Naohiro Shintani’s focus on the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie is a huge major game-changer for the franchise. Dragon Ball fans have now seen a stylistic concept for the series’characters and action which they cannot (and don’t want to) unsee, resulting in a brand new wave of fan art inspired by Shintani designs!

Here’s a good example we’ve to fairly share today: some Dragon Ball Super artwork of Goku in a struggle pose, given a Shintani makeover. Check that out below:

The original Dragon Ball Super design was done by Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who is credited with being the largest influence on the modern Dragon Ball franchise, with his “straight style” of character design, which depicted characters with very sharp and angular designs, and became some of the very viral Dragon Ball iconography to hold the franchise through the 2000s.

Shintani’s work on dragon ball super: Broly has caused an important resurgence for the series more classic style of series pioneer Minoru Maeda, who oversaw the first Dragon Ball series and much of Dragon Ball Z’s first half. Maeda’s designs were much more rounded and soft, and his action scenes much more flesh-and-bone visceral than later high-speed, smack-n-vanish battles. Seeing Shintani style in Broly’s modern high-polish fashion was truly a revelation – the one that so many fans are hoping will influence the following Dragon Ball Super anime.

For more Shintani-style fan art:

Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 11:00 p.m. It can be open to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and open to stream on FunimationNOW and Crunchyroll. The manga has chapters that will currently be read free of charge thanks to Viz Media. Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on April 16.

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JB city centre plays catch-up

New developments to the west of Johor Baru’s city centre may have stolen the thunder in recent years, but the centre of town is defined to capitalise on its prime location and growing transport links becoming a residential and business hot spot. Within the last of a four-part series on Iskandar Malaysia, Lee Xin En looks at plans in the pipeline for the town centre.

Johor Baru’s city centre is well known to many Singaporeans as an energetic, low-cost shopping and eating destination just throughout the Causeway.

But the precinct, using its haphazard streets and ageing malls, is showing its age – and lags behind slick new neighbouring areas like Iskandar Puteri and Danga Bay.

This really is set to alter next couple of years, as plans to rejuvenate the region have now been emerge motion, you start with the Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD).

The RM20 billion (S$6.48 billion) plan, launched in November 2015, aims to transform the town centre into an international business district over the following decade by improving infrastructure.

Last Tuesday, the very first public infrastructure project to improve accessibility through pedestrian bridges was unveiled.

A 268m link bridge will connect JB Sentral railway station and bus terminal Princess Cove to Persada Annexe, an extension of the existing Persada Convention Centre, that is part of Coronation Square. Construction has not yet begun, but the bridge is expected to be be completed and operational by the finish of next year.

A flyover will even stretch from the Tebrau Corridor, an up-and-coming area east of JB city centre into the town, connecting it to IIBD and Coronation Square.

The jewel of the IIBD is the upcoming Coronation Square, that will have six towers and will be produced by Coronade Properties. With a gross development value of RM3 billion, the project will feature two office blocks, two condominium and serviced apartment towers, a resort and a tower for medical suites.

Construction started in January on three of the towers: the medical suites tower, one office block and one residential tower, estimated to have 480 high-end units.

A Coronade Properties spokesman said the business has “robust financials” and is optimistic about sales, regardless of the perception of oversupply in Johor. The firm is indeed bullish that it’s building the residential tower even before selling any unit – mainly given its prime location in the heart of the town centre.

The spokesman added that even with Iskandar Puteri’s growth, “there’s no issue with having two city centres “.”Logically, when you yourself have linkages to cities, these gateway cities tend to do well… the standard city centre has been around for quite a long time, and it’s opportune for it to be revitalised,” he said.

While one developer is building an international business district, another wants to create Johor’s new central business district.

Mainboard-listed Astaka Holdings launched its RM5.4 billion development One Bukit Senyum in 2013, which it expects to complete by 2021. Located at the crossroads of the Tebrau expressway and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam in the town centre, the development will house Johor Bahru City Council’s new headquarters, an office building, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall and residences.

Its first phase of development is residential: The Astaka, comprising two towers that will be 65 storeys and 70 storeys tall, includes a total of 438 units and will soon be completed next year. Significantly more than 300 units have now been sold; Singaporeans make-up 55 per cent of buyers.

While most are bullish on the town centre’s prospects, some projects have had to alter course amid the rapid changes in the region.

Rowsley, a strong controlled by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, has tweaked its plans. Its Vantage Bay project was in 2015 repositioned from the residential, office and retail project into a healthcare hub.

Mr Ho Kiam Kheong, Rowsley’s executive director and managing director for real estate, said the firm is dealing with Thomson Medical on the healthcare project.

Meanwhile, Rowsley opened a cluster of food outlets and a pharmacy at Vantage Bay last November which includes helped “to earn some recurring income from the rental of space to tenants”, he said.

 

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Physical and mental benefits of swimming

permeable liner, and a shape or superstructure for supporting and reinforcing the sidewall. The frame assembly generally includes a lower rail and a premier rail to that the pool sidewall is attached. The liner is attached to an interior surface of the pool sidewall along an upper edge.

History
Swimming as an organized activity dates back so far as 2500 b.c. in ancient Egypt. Actual Hydro One Fiberpool were invented in the initial century b.c. by the Romans. In Rome and Greece, swimming was area of the education of young boys. Lots of the Roman pools were also heated using water diverted through piping from natural springs. The elaborate bathhouses constructed with marble and expensive gilding were very popular with the elite society but nearly all people continued to swim in lakes and rivers. These bathing pools were the precursors to modern day swimming pools.

In Europe, lots of people refrained from building swimming pools because of the fear that infections could possibly be caught from infected swimmers. Europeans formed their first swimming organization in 1837 in London, which at the same time had six indoor pools. The popularity of swimming pools didn’t begin to boost until after the initial modern Olympic games in 1896.

Raw Materials
Raw materials for manufacturing swimming pools include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, galvanized steel or metal, fiberglass, concrete, and polyurethane foam. Adequate steel bars for reinforcing a concrete pool range in size from 0.38 in (0.97 cm) to 0.75 in (1.9 cm) diameter (these values vary with regards to the structural requirements of the design). All piping useful for pool plumbing is at the least schedule 40 PVC or the equivalent and must certanly be stamped with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) approval. The liners are generally plastics or similar materials.

Design
The variety of designs for swimming pools really are a reflection of the initial spatial and economic concerns of the consumer. Concrete pools are the most flexible with the capability to create any shape or configuration. Vinyl-lined pools are evolving into free form designs that may incorporate a bigger variety of design options with fiberglass pools having the most restrictive design elements (one-piece construction designed at the factory). Design drawings are completed showing the actual layout of the pool, including shape, elevation, and size. An engineer provides soil and structural analysis assisting in the positioning and optimal design for a swimming pool installation.

Soil analysis is conducted on all surfaces just before installation to make certain a structurally sound pool. A pool also needs a system that circulates the water from the underside of the pool to the top to help in the quality of the water. All pools must use grounded wiring and have breakers that protect from shorts in under water lighting systems.

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